BPGP: Aveda Damage Remedy Treatment

After a winter in the dry Western air, my hair was a bit fried.  The ends were flyaway.  The color dull.  It would barely hold a curl.

130952d14859b859227e38df5d591f4cI skipped washings.  I stopped using dry shampoo.  I slathered on olive oil.  Nothing worked.

Finally, I dropped into my local Aveda shop to see if they had something stronger than my usual Aussie 3-Minute Miracle.  After some shelf searching, I decided on their Damage Remedy Treatment ($22).

After I used it, I finished styling my hair and was disappointed to discover no change.  Hair = straw-like.  I was not amused.  I resolved to return the product the next day.  But then a funny thing happened.

The next morning, I washed and conditioned my hair using Pureology Hydrate.  My hair was definitely shinier, and softer than normal.  It was even better the next day.  By the third day, people were asking if I’d had a haircut or done something different with my hair.

Moral of the story, the Aveda Damage Treatment works.  I probably didn’t see the results the first day because I used a clarifying shampoo to remove the remnants of the olive oil from the day before.  Once I switched back to my regular shampoo and conditioner, the improvement was noticeable.  My hair is shinier, smoother, and much more manageable.



  1. Mandy says:

    Belle, I’m trying to find a shampoo that both hydrates my hair but doesn’t give me acne on my chest/back. (Organic shampoos dry my hair out, old non-natural favorites make me break out.) Knowing that you struggle with acne, how do you think the Pureology does?

    January 29, 2015/Reply
    • Belle says:

      It gives me acne. If you find something, let me know.

      January 29, 2015/Reply
    • Niki says:

      Are you sure it is the shampoo? I have found relief by pulling my hair off my back with a hair tie while I let the conditioner sit in it. I love my Pureology and have had bumps appear on my back, but only when I don’t pull my hair off of it when I condition.

      January 30, 2015/Reply
  2. Rebecca says:

    Seconded! I have “unfortunate Catholic hair” and just started using this product. It does wonders, and I think it’s particularly effective prior to heat styling.

    January 29, 2015/Reply
    • KC says:

      What is “unfortunate Catholic hair”? I’ve never heard that before.

      January 29, 2015/Reply
      • R says:

        I have not idea what it is either.

        January 29, 2015/Reply
  3. Liz says:

    I use the Daily Hair Repair in the Aveda Damage Remedy collection. I use it as a leave in conditioner if I am going to be doing anything other than putting my hair in a damp french braid and I have noticed a HUGE change in my hair. The ends stay so much more beautiful when I blow dry, curl, etc.!

    January 29, 2015/Reply
  4. Bunny says:

    I was having horrible breakage, dryness, and split end issues about a year ago and I started using, of all things, Tresemme Anti-Breakage shampoo and conditioner. It worked wonders for my hair. It isn’t a treatment product like the Aveda above, but it is a good every day option as well as being super budget friendly.

    January 29, 2015/Reply
  5. Phoebe says:

    You read my mind…I need something to work a miracle. I have never had so many split ends form so quickly in my hair (I have been getting regular trims, too).

    January 29, 2015/Reply